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Local Commentaries

Health Insurance Changes When You Turn 65

Question: I have a health insurance through NY Health Exchange (Marketplace) Plan. I am turning 65 in September, do I need Medicare? My spouse also has a Marketplace plan, but is younger by two years. Answer: The Affordable Care Act and the Marketplace Exchange has changed the way many of us ...

A Husband’s Passing Overwhelms Woman

I took a call one late afternoon; the unmistakable voice of a woman tearfully requesting an appointment. I impulsively rose from my desk to grab my appointment book. In the time it took to ready myself to discuss an appointment, Diane never stopped crying. “I’m so sorry, sir, I cry ...

Just Stuff!

This came across my desk this week and I just could not resist writing about it. It came from a group called “Power of Words”. “The truth is that all of the ‘stuff’ here on earth, we work so hard to buy and accumulate, does not mean a thing. At the end of the day, people will be ...

Continue Coordinated Chautauqua Lake Efforts

Now that the herbicide treatment on Chautauqua Lake has been completed for the summer of 2022, it is interesting to note where it happened and where it didn’t happen. The first application was made to counter the invasive Curly-leaf Pond Weed. In total, a request was made to treat over 300 ...

There Are Many Unrecognized Heroes Amongst Us

June 26, 2022 marked the 149th ‘opening day’ for the venerable Chautauqua Institution, a wonderful and uniquely American cultural treasure. While its lecture series, musical performances and religious services are legendary, few know that it was founded in 1874 by an inventor and a ...

No pup! No puppy! Umm … Well….

I did want another dog. But I did not want a puppy. Yet Yogi the puppy is on our porch, gnawing the rung of a stool. Why? I blame canine ghosts. The ghosts are those of Ralph, our goofy, friendly, loving Aussie/Lab mix, and Buddy, our serious, mostly silent, “night shift” ...